Word of the day

07/10/2013

Macaronic – text using a mixture of languages, particularly bilingual puns or situations in which the languages are otherwise used in the same context; of or containing a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with vernacular words given Latinate endings; of or involving a mixture of two or more languages; mixed, jumbled.


Word of the day

22/01/2011

Macaronic – muddled or mixed up;  

                         – text spoken or written using a mixture of languages, sometimes including bilingual puns, particularly when the languages are used in the same context;

                         – involving or characterised by a mixture of languages; especially burlesque verse in which real or coined words from two or more languages are mixed, or words of a modern language are given Latin case endings and mixed with Latin words;


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